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Darby Bell Schedule – Click here for the 2021-22 Bell Schedule

3 Ways to REPORT AN ABSENCE
1.) Download the School Messenger App on your device
2.)  Go to go.schoolmessenger.com
3.)  Call 1-844-413-8801

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map
If you plan to drop your student off in the morning and/or pick them up in the afternoon, please refer to this map which indicates the flow of traffic you should follow.  Also, please drive slowly and with care in the parking lots!

FREE Parking!
However, students MUST register their vehicle to get a parking pass.  We will need the following information when they register:
Email, Student Name, Student ID Number, Driver’s License Number, Make, Model, Color of the Vehicle and the License Plate Number

Open House
8/30/21 – Open House, 6:00 pm – 8:05 pm Click here for the Open House schedule.

Student Handbook
Please review the 2021-22 Student Handbook

Home Access Updates
Make sure to keep your contact information updated on Home Access!  Should we need to contact you in an emergency, this is our source of your information.  It’s also very important to make sure your current email address is on Home Access to ensure you receive our weekly emails.

Be in the know!
The best way to know what is happening at Darby is to make sure your email address is correct on Home Access and to follow our Twitter accounts:
@Hilliard_Darby
@HDB_Principal
@DBYGuidance
@HDarbyAthletics

The Darby website also is updated regularly with important news and information.

Building events and activities can be found on our building calendar.

Flyers can be found on our Flyers Connections page.

School Fees
Once again, there will be no course fees for this school year.  Please check your student’s account for any outstanding fees from previous years including technology and library fees.

Participation fees ($100) will still apply for marching band, color guard and athletics.

Beginning August 1st, all of these fees can be paid on www.MyPaymentsPlus.com or in-person with cash or check at Darby Days.

Free Lunch Program
The USDA has extended food service program waivers to continue to allow ALL STUDENTS to eat breakfast and lunch FREE OF CHARGE for the ENTIRE 2021-22 school year.  Students in the Online Academy will also be able to participate in the program; we will send details to the Online Academy families in August.

However, families should still fill out the Free and Reduced School Meals Application to see if they qualify for even more benefits, including:

  • pEBT $ (if available)
  • Reduced/free participation fees
  • Reduced/free iPad Insurance
  • Reduced fees for taking ACT/SAT tests
  • Reduced fees for college courses
  • Reduced/free Internet Service

Click here to fill out the online application.
Click here for a printable application.

Technology Protection Plan
You can now enroll and take advantage of our district’s Technology Protection Plan (TPP) that can help protect you and your student from costly repairs to their iPad due to unforeseen damage. For only $25 per year, this agreement covers the iPad loaned to the student for the 2021-2022 school year against incidental damage or loss over $50. Accessories (charger and case) and damages valued at less than $50 are NOT covered and are the sole responsibility of the student. Coverage is 24 hours per day. The Technology Protection Plan will only cover two incidents per school year. NEGLECT IS NOT COVERED. The TPP is available to all students in grades K-12 during the 2021-2022 school year.

 *Enrollment period 6/1/21 – *8/27/21*  Click here to enroll *New Date*

Yearbook Information
2021-22 Yearbooks can be ordered online after August 2nd at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html.  Order early for the best pricing!

Parent Groups
We’re very fortunate to have such a great relationship with our parent groups!  If you would like to get involved, here are links to the various groups’ websites.

Important Forms & Links:

Athletic Information

The athletic department would like to welcome our student-athletes to the 2021-22 season. If you need to reach our department you can call 614-921-7330 or email the following:

Jennifer Miller – Athletic Secretary: Jennifer_Miller@hboe.org
Chris Ludban – Athletic Director: Chris_Ludban@hboe.org
Jay Smith – Assistant Athletic Director: Jay_Smith@hboe.org

Be sure to check out the Hilliard Darby Athletic Department Website for important information throughout the year. Coaches information, schedules, rosters, important documents, and any other athletic information that you may need is listed on our website. If you need access to our Athletic Handbook please click here: 2021-22 Athletic Handbook .

We will once again use Final Forms for our student-athlete managing system. Final forms will house all student data for athletic purposes, (i.e. physicals, forms, pay to play, and eligibility.) We need all parents to follow the directions of Final Forms Instructions to create an account. Scroll to Registration and then you will see 3 links, please choose accordingly.

Just a reminder that all athletes are required to have a current physical PRIOR to the first practice!  Students will not be permitted to practice if they don’t have a current physical already on file or in their possession at the first practice. Physicals are good for one year from the exam date.  Completed physical forms can uploaded to your Final Forms account. You can download a copy of your physical in Final Forms and print the physical to take to your doctor to sign.

Athletic participation fees ($100 for high school & $80 for middle school) are due prior to the first regular-season game.  These fees can be paid online, after August 1st, via www.mypaymentsplus.com, with cash or check in the Athletic Office, or at Darby Days.  Coaches are not permitted to accept these payments.  Students who qualify for free lunch status will have their participation fee waived.

Tickets to all athletic contests this year will all be electronic. There will be no cash sales at the events or presale. Persons wanting to purchase a ticket can do so through our box office:   Hilliard Darby/Hilliard Heritage Box Office. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting an All-Sport Season Pass. This pass is good for all home events at Darby and Heritage for the 21-22 school year. All tickets this season are $7.00 + service fees for H.S. events and $5.00 + service fees for M.S. events. There are also instructions in the box office for further ticket sale information.